It may be a year of animated sequels, but 2019 will also be the time we finally caught LAIKA’s Missing Link.
There are many crimes to The Crimes of Grindelwald. It is a sequel that is Too Much – too many characters, too many subplots, and too many unneeded… more
Solo is a Star Wars Story that’s also a Western. That’s exactly what makes it good, and also why it isn’t.
Netflix’s Sierra Burgess is a Loser makes some risky bets. The teen flick casts a plus-size girl as the staple ‘uncool’ protagonist, a role typically filled unconvincingly by the Hollywood Homely. Its story revolves around duping someone’s feelings. It flirts with the contentious issue of consent. Too bad it also takes the easy way out.
A Simple Favour may be the first Feig film that you come for the mystery and stay for the mystery. And the comedy too, of course.
If Project Gutenberg is a painting, it will be a mess. Looked as a whole, the movie seems like a calculated collection of lines arranged into an intricate picture. Trace each line though, and they seem to break and vanish. One wonders if it’s the case of laying so much thread that the knot becomes too tangled.
An angel and a demon lost the antichrist. All will be well, it seems, if showrunner Neil Gaiman stays picky.
Searching is one of the best recent movies about technology.
It’s also an effective mystery/thriller that is gripping and engaging; the type that lays down its breadcrumbs calculatedly so you follow and get lost and find your way back again, though not so vague that savvy audiences can’t figure things out on their own. But it’s the movie’s relationship with technology that I find most fascinating, and what essentially starts out as a gimmick eventually elevates the film into new storytelling grounds.
A gaming newbie fights, dodges and cusses through dastardly bullet storms to collide with unexpected friends, tragic foes, breathtaking vistas and (almost unhealthy) doses of existential ponderings.
Origin stories aren’t just limited to characters in fiction. The fact is, we all have our own uniquely woven origins that shape who we are as individuals. I… more